Step off humans, this is goose territory.
Two love birds decided to nest somewhere a little different this year.
Strutting around the parking lot of Medicine Hat College was an angry, protective, squawking father goose. He was standing guard over the nearby mother, who was comfortably nestled in the lot’s woodchip-filled median.
After a student noticed the aggressive gander, the school made the decision not to remove them. Instead, staff constructed a wide berth and barricade around the nest, to give the mother her privacy and warn other students. In total, the nest is taking up eight parking spaces.
And don’t expect them to be going anywhere anytime soon, the average incubation and nesting periods for Canadian geese can span for up to 80 days.
That’s a whole lot of squawking.